Exterior of G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre with wayfinding sign in the foreground

The Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) provides outpatient screening and concussion treatment for school-aged youth who are slow to recover from a concussion.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    Youth aged 12 to 17 or 18-year-olds in high school

    Diagnosed with a complex concussion in the last 12 to 18 months

    A complex concussion is either:

    • persistent symptoms for more than 1-month post-concussion or
    • post-concussion symptoms of less than one month with at least one of the following risk factors:
      • prior concussion(s), history of learning disability, diagnosis of ADHD or other developmental disability, history of migraine/headaches, history of depression/mood disorder/anxiety, and/or sleep disorder.

    Must have been seen by the local general physician, pediatrician, and/or concussion clinic but now needs specialized provincial service due to unresolved complex persistent concussion symptoms.

    No severe/untreated substance use disorder or mental health condition.

    Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) admission criteria

  • Get a referral

    A physician or nurse practitioner referral is required. Have your physician or nurse practitioner complete the Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) Referral Form and fax it to (604) 730-7904.

    Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) referral form

    All referrals require the following:

    1. Signed physician referral form AND
    2. All available information on: emergency reports, pediatric consultation, imaging results, psychological assessment, and previous treatment plan from a pediatrician, general physician, or a concussion clinic.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   Closed
  • Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Parking & Transportation

GF Strong is located at 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, one block east of Oak Street and one block south of West King Edward Avenue.


Paid parking is available.

If you are a client or a visitor, you may park in the GF Strong visitor-paid parking lot (handicap-accessible paid parking spots are available in the front of the building). The parking meters will accept credit cards, coin payments, and pay-by-phone options. Please remember to arrive at the site prepared to pay the parking meter using one of these means, as meters do not provide change.

You may be able to find 2-hour free street parking, though spaces are very limited. With a valid SPARC parking permit, free 3-hour parking is allowed on residential streets without need for a residential parking permit (*Note: City of Vancouver by-law is subject to change.  For more information visit the City of Vancouver Accessible Parking page)

Parking rates for VCH facilities

Getting here by TransLink

GF Strong is accessible by TransLink services from Vancouver International Airport, BC Ferry Terminals at Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen, Pacific Central Station (downtown Vancouver rail and bus station), and SkyTrain stations.

Buses 17 and 25 stop on Oak Street, close to GF Strong.

TransLink provides information on transit routes and schedules. TransLink can also tell you which buses take wheelchairs are wheelchair accessible.

Transit accessibility on Translink.ca

If you use HandyDart

Translink’s HandyDART – “A door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.”

  • If you qualify and would benefit from this service, we recommend you contact your family physician to assist with the completion of the application form

HandyDART Modernization Program

Places to stay around G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre 

The CIBC Centre for Patients and Families at Vancouver General Hospital is a resource centre that helps you and your family make informed choices about your health, before, during, and after your hospital stay. If you are visiting G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, the Centre also maintains the Places to Stay Guide for VGH and G.F. Strong to list accommodation options in the area.

If you are looking for additional support, you can also visit the Travel Assistance Program website to learn about the financial assistance available.

Download the Places to Stay Guide 

G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre

​GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility, G.F. Strong provides inpatient, outpatient and clinical support services to clients/patients in three unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Neuromusculoskeletal.

Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) Outpatient Services

The Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) provides outpatient screening and concussion treatment for school-aged youth who are slow to recover from a concussion.